Hi, I’m Josiah. I do a lot of different things, like music, programming, real estate investing, and stock trading. I also do some weird stuff like travel hacking, international diversification, and random other adventures like mountaineering and scuba diving. This site mostly serves as a springboard to my other projects (see below), though I hope to also use it as an anchor for my quantified self activities.

Life Ambitions

  • To be involved in interesting projects and businesses all the time
  • To be able to explore interesting places and do interesting things
  • To be involved in the lives of other people like my grandparents were, mentoring and offering support wherever I can, and learning from others as I go

Current Projects

  • Easycators: my ThinkOrSwim download site featuring indicators and such
  • German language
  • Multiple citizenships
  • Another round-the-world trip, this time with my wife Tiffany
  • Various quantified self pursuits while working on fat loss, muscle growth, and improving sleep
  • A travel, investing, and personal development blog


  • Born August 19th, 1983 in Charleston, WV
  • Had free-spirited parents and moved all over the U.S. while growing up
  • Learned to code in AppleSoft BASIC on my grandmother’s Apple IIgs at around 10-11 years old
  • Spent most of my formative years on a hillside farm driving tractors, moving mountains, felling trees, and building things
  • Spent my teen years learning music, being a worship leader, touring and singing harmony with all-vocal music groups, and finally launching a band called The Redding Brothers in 2003
  • To help the band, I learned some basic web development with CMS like Joomla, WordPress, and Drupal
  • Traveled to 10 countries with the band in 2008
  • Passed real estate exam and got license in 2009, soon after the market crashed. Bought a few investment properties.
  • Eventually went back to college in 2011
  • Traveled around the globe in 2012 with my brother Micah, visiting 14 countries and meeting 1 Peruvian leprechaun
  • Finished college in August 2013, earning a Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems
  • While in college, I started learning about technical day trading in stocks and other markets
  • After college, I finished grad school in a year in 2014 with an M.S. in Computer Information Systems
  • Have been trading, managing rental properties, and working on various web development projects ever since



  • I’m a PK / preacher’s kid
  • Lived in 6 different states, multiple times: WV, OR, WA, OH, OK, TN
  • My family lived in the loft of a barn for 3 months one winter when I was a kid
  • Certified advanced open water diver
  • I play one computer game only: Starcraft
  • Travel experience in 48 U.S. states, 29 countries, 6 continents, and multiple war zones
  • I’ve healed headaches, made it snow for Christmas, and seen a leprechaun 🙂
  • Josiah = Yoshiyahu = יֹאשִׁיָהוּ = “Yahweh heals”


  • INFJ ?
  • Type 4 Enneagram ?

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My Fitness Goals

You can read more about my story, and see my progress, at MyFitnessPal.

Visiting Every Country on Earth: My Travel Map

Countries I’ve Visited So Far:

  1. USA
    1. All 48 contiguous states
    2. Puerto Rico
  2. Canada
    1. British Columbia
    2. Alberta
    3. Ontario
    4. Quebec
  3. UK
  4. Australia
  5. New Zealand
  6. Armenia
  7. Germany
  8. Switzerland
  9. Austria
  10. Italy
  11. Spain
  12. Egypt
  13. Djibouti
  14. Jordan
  15. Saudi Arabia
  16. UAE
  17. Qatar
  18. Bahrain
  19. Kuwait
  20. Afghanistan
  21. Kyrgyzstan
  22. Russia
  23. Hong Kong
  24. Singapore
  25. Thailand
  26. Nepal
  27. Bangladesh
  28. Chile
  29. Peru
  30. Mexico


The Continuing Adventures